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Ben Affleck says he is ‘forever’ connected to ex Jennifer Garner and ‘happy’ is that she is a mother to his children

He divorced wife Jennifer Garner in 2015 after a decade of marriage and three children together.

And Ben Affleck has admitted that he is lucky to be ‘forever’ connected with the actress.

The 47-year-old actor was frank about his struggle with addiction and relationship with his ex-wife, also 47, published in a new interview on the pages of People magazine released on Wednesday.

Not hesitant: Ben Affleck (seen in Miami last week) was frank about his struggle with addiction and relationship with his ex-wife, also 47, in a new interview published on the pages of People magazine released on Wednesday

Not hesitant: Ben Affleck (seen in Miami last week) was frank about his struggle with addiction and relationship with his ex-wife, also 47, in a new interview published on the pages of People magazine released on Wednesday

Selection: the former couple shares daughters Violet, 14 and Seraphina, 11 together with seven-year-old Samuel, the family is seen together in LA in June

Selection: the former couple shares daughters Violet, 14 and Seraphina, 11 together with seven-year-old Samuel, the family is seen together in LA in June

Selection: the former couple shares daughters Violet, 14 and Seraphina, 11 together with seven-year-old Samuel, the family is seen together in LA in June

The former couple has three children together; Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11 and Samuel, seven and Affleck are working hard on co-parenting in harmony with his ex-wife.

He said: ‘If you have children with someone, you will be connected to them forever.

“And I am very lucky that she is the mother of my children.”

He also discussed his struggle with alcoholism and sobriety, including his painful family history, but grumbled at Garner’s support during his struggles.

“I am very lucky that she is the mother of my children”: the 47-year-old actor gushed about the parental skills of his 47-year-old ex in the interview, as seen on Tuesday with son Samuel

Affleck said: ‘I am very grateful and respectful to her. Our marriage did not work, and that is difficult.

“We both really believe it is important for children to see their parents respect and interact with each other, whether they are together or not.”

Affleck recently spoke openly about his divorce from Garner as “the greatest regret of my life” in an interview published by The New York Times.

Family first: Ben said, “We both really believe it’s important for children to see their parents respect each other and get along, whether they are together or not”

The couple married in 2005 and divorced in 2015 with reports that Affleck had an affair with the babysitter of the family, Christine Ouzounian, emerging days after the news of the split.

After their divorce in 2018, Garner said the nanny had nothing to do with the couple’s decision to separate.

“I’ll just tell you something,” Garner said Vanity Fair. “We had been divorced for months before I ever heard about the babysitter. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not part of the comparison. ”

“I’m sorry” Reflecting on his past, Affleck was very open about his relationship with Garner during a Diane Sawyer interview last week at Good Morning America

Reflecting on his past, Affleck also told Diane Sawyer in one Good morning America interview last week: ‘There are things that I would like to go back and change. I’am sorry,

“I made a lot of mistakes, some big and small. I wish I could go back in time and change everything, but I can’t. “

The two have worked hard to be co-parents and remain a united unity together, especially when it comes to their beliefs.

“I go to church with my children – because it was important to Jennifer. And now I’m going too, and I like it pretty much, “he said.

Better days: the couple (seen in January 2007) married in 2005 and divorced in 2015 amid speculation that he had had an affair with their nanny who eventually divorced three years later

Better days: the couple (seen in January 2007) married in 2005 and divorced in 2015 amid speculation that he had had an affair with their nanny who eventually divorced three years later

Better days: the couple (seen in January 2007) married in 2005 and divorced in 2015 amid speculation that he had had an affair with their nanny who eventually divorced three years later

“I would like to find some kind of meaning and purpose.” he added.

“I’m very lucky. I have three of the most fantastic children you will ever see, “he said. “I love them to death. They are my joy. They are my life. “

The actor starts talking about his fights while promoting his new movie The Way Back, in which he plays Jack Cunningham, a high school basketball coach who fights alcoholism.

The sports drama film directed by Gavin O’Connor will be released in the US on May 6, with a British release on April 24.

Salvation story: The latest movie from the star, The Way Back, is released in the US on May 6 with a British release after April 24

Salvation story: The latest movie from the star, The Way Back, is released in the US on May 6 with a British release after April 24

Salvation story: The latest movie from the star, The Way Back, is released in the US on May 6 with a British release after April 24

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